James Wallace Society
In 1887, James Wallace joined the Macalester faculty and forever changed the future of the college. Over the next 50 years as a faculty member and president, he helped the college define its distinguishing values and its standards of excellence. Through the James Wallace Society, the college recognizes individuals whose gifts of future support are helping to ensure Macalester's continued excellence.
Joining the James Wallace Society is easy to do and is a great way to give back to Macalester without changing your lifestyle. The easiest way to join is to name Macalester in your will or trust, or as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy. Another way to join the James Wallace Society is to fund a charitable gift annuity with a gift of cash or stock. You benefit by receiving a charitable tax deduction and guaranteed income for your lifetime and Macalester benefits by receiving the remainder. These are just a few ways to support Macalester through a planned gift.
- I am interested in learning more about planned gifts.
- I have already included Macalester in my estate plans.
- I would like someone from the college to contact me.
Members of the James Wallace Society gathered virtually to celebrate the impact their collective generosity has made on the college. A link to the event is below.
The annual James Wallace Society Dinner is held on the Thursday prior to Reunion in June every year. Guests enjoy reconnecting with familiar faces, meeting current students, and hearing from President Rivera and other distinguished guests. We are grateful for the generosity of those who make a commitment to Macalester's future through an estate provision or a life income gift, recognizing them as members of the James Wallace Society.
We are so pleased to announce that we'll be back in person in 2020-21. Save the Date! Thursday, June 2, 2022.
Click here to see photos from the 2019 dinner.
Today, the James Wallace Society is over 800 members strong. Click here to see a current list of members.